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Aymese
April 25th, 2013, 03:30 PM
Can anyone offer some suggestions for a ~30 minute ocean swim workout (idk, maybe in terms of intervals, speed work/build...whatever you might typically do while training in open water...do you do any drills/stroke work, etc?). I have searched but can only seem to find previous postings on open water training sets in the pool.

I'm going on vacation to Destin in a few weeks and want to continue swimming that week and thought it would be a nice change of pace. :)

Thanks!

Rob Copeland
April 25th, 2013, 04:57 PM
30 minute open water workout
Enter water
Turn left 90 degrees
Swim parallel to shore for 15 minutes
Turn around
Swim back.

Don’t worry about intervals, speed work…whatever. Just swim.

cathym
April 26th, 2013, 05:11 PM
If you will be swimming by yourself wear a brightly colored swim cap and tell the lifeguards your plan. Maybe someone could walk the beach while you swim to keep an eye on you.

ALM
April 26th, 2013, 11:08 PM
Any time I do open water swims by myself, I wear my "Safer Swimmer" buoy (http://www.ishof.org/safety/ssd.htm) that I bought from the ISHOF (International Swimming Hall of Fame). Click the link in the previous sentence to see a photo or go to http://www.ishof.org/safety/ssd.htm.

Aymese
April 27th, 2013, 09:10 AM
haha, thanks for the tip coach! That's kind of what I thought but hoped that was not really how open water swimmers train while outside of a pool. SOunds entirely boring to me! If not for the nice scenery, I will probably be happy to get back to my black line and pace clock.

Aymese
April 27th, 2013, 09:11 AM
Cathym,

My husband or sister said they will come with me in the morning and walk alongside shore:)

Aymese
April 27th, 2013, 09:15 AM
Thanks, that's a really great thing to have in open water for many reasons!


Any time I do open water swims by myself, I wear my "Safer Swimmer" buoy (http://www.ishof.org/safety/ssd.htm) that I bought from the ISHOF (International Swimming Hall of Fame). Click the link in the previous sentence to see a photo or go to http://www.ishof.org/safety/ssd.htm.

clh5775
May 5th, 2013, 10:49 PM
Boring??? NEVER boring swimming in the open ocean...tides are constantly changing so no swim is exactly the same. I get a far more streneous workout in the open water than I ever do in a boring pool workout. Sometimes you get the endless pool effect because of the tide/current.